The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion: Practical Photography Advice You Can Take Anywhere by Ben LongThe Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion: Practical Photography Advice You Can Take Anywhere by Ben Long

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion: Practical Photography Advice You Can Take Anywhere

byBen Long

Paperback | August 3, 2009

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Through easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the Digital Rebel's features to make great photographs -- including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more.

With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime.The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companionwill show you how to:

  • Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings
  • Learn the basic rules of composition
  • Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects
  • Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors
  • Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them
  • Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you
  • Use the Digital Rebel's ability to shoot high definition video
Ben Long is a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer based in San Francisco. A long-time computer journalist, he has written hundreds of features, reviews, and how-to's for magazines such as Macworld, MacWeek, Macworld UK, MacUser, Computer Graphics World, Maximum PC, and eMediaWeekly. He is currently a Senior Editor for Crea...
Title:The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion: Practical Photography Advice You Can Take AnywhereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:August 3, 2009Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:059680363X

ISBN - 13:9780596803636

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Resource I've had my T1i for a month now. I've used it a lot, and I love it. I decided to purchase this book to help me understand this camera more fully. I'm only on page 43 of this book, and I have already learned so many things to help me become more familiar with this camera. The book is very easy to read. Everything is put into a very simple form to help even the most novice SLR user (like me) feel comfortable. Many of the bits that have been touched on so far have a reference to a later chapter listed where this book will go into further detail on different topics. I will definitely keep this book in my camera bag long after I finish reading it as a valuable resource.
Date published: 2010-01-27

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Preface; For More Information; Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Rebel T1i; 1.1 Resetting the Camera's Defaults; 1.2 Snapshot Shooting in Full Auto Mode; 1.3 The Viewfinder Status Display; 1.4 The LCD Status Display; 1.5 Viewing Your Images; 1.6 Using Scene Modes; 1.7 Snapshot Tips; Chapter 2: Anatomy of the Rebel T1i; 2.1 What Is an SLR Anyway?; 2.2 Cleaning and Maintenance; 2.3 Body Parts; 2.4 The Rebel T1i Menu System; 2.5 Holding the Camera; 2.6 The Lens; 2.7 More Full Auto Practice; Chapter 3: Playing Back Images; 3.1 Image Review; 3.2 Image Playback; 3.3 Erasing Images; 3.4 Protecting Images; Chapter 4: Image Transfer; 4.1 Media Cards; 4.2 Transferring from Your Camera; 4.3 Installing the Canon Software; 4.4 Transferring Images to a Windows Computer; 4.5 Transferring Images to a Macintosh Computer; 4.6 Transferring Images Manually Using Windows or the Mac; 4.7 Using the Camera to Select Images for Transfer; 4.8 Organizing Your Images; 4.9 After You've Transferred Your Images; Chapter 5: Photography 101; 5.1 The Rebel T1i Sensor; 5.2 Over- and Underexposure; 5.3 Exposure Mechanisms; 5.4 Why There Are Two Ways to Control Light; 5.5 Thinking Again About Full Auto Mode; 5.6 Summing Up; Chapter 6: Program Mode; 6.1 Switching to Program Mode; 6.2 Focusing Revisited; 6.3 Focus Modes; 6.4 Getting Creative with Program Shift; 6.5 Handheld Shooting and Shutter Speed; 6.6 Changing the ISO; 6.7 White Balance; 6.8 Drive Mode and the Self-Timer; 6.9 Choosing an Image Size and Format; 6.10 Summing Up Program Mode; 6.11 Creative Auto Mode; Chapter 7: Advanced Exposure; 7.1 The Light Meter Revisited; 7.2 Using Exposure Compensation to Over- or Underexpose; 7.3 Using the Histogram; 7.4 Using Priority Modes to Control Exposure; 7.5 Manual Mode; 7.6 Exposure Bracketing; 7.7 Peripheral Illumination Correction; 7.8 Scene Modes Revisited; 7.9 Picture Styles; 7.10 Creating a Better Exposure with Fill Flash; 7.11 A Word About Dynamic Range; 7.12 Which Mode Should You Choose?; Chapter 8: Finding and Composing a Photo; 8.1 Learning to See Again; 8.2 How to Make a Photo; 8.3 Practice; Chapter 9: Specialty Shooting; 9.1 Using Live View; 9.2 Shooting Panoramas; 9.3 Low-Light Shooting; 9.4 Shooting Video; Chapter 10: Flash Shooting; 10.1 Controlling Existing Light; 10.2 Using the T1i's On-Camera Flash; 10.3 Red-Eye Reduction; 10.4 Using an External Flash; Chapter 11: Raw Shooting; 11.1 What Is Raw?; 11.2 Why Use Raw?; 11.3 Raw Hassles (the Disadvantages); 11.4 Shooting Raw with the Rebel T1i; 11.5 Processing Your Raw Files; Chapter 12: Customizing the T1i; 12.1 My Menu; 12.2 Changing Screen Color; 12.3 Beep and Power-Off; 12.4 Adding Copyright Information; 12.5 Custom Functions; 12.6 Lenses;